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Personalizing and Using Driver Connect Technology
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Table of Contents
The Four Corner Display .................... 3
Using Voice Commands .......................................4
Climate ..................................................... 19
Basic Controls.....................................................19 Voice Commands ................................................20
Phone ....................................................... 5
Pairing and Connecting .......................................5 Making and Receiving a Call ...............................6 Voice Commands ................................................7
Menu ........................................................ 21
Overview ...........................................................21 Setting the Clock .................................................21 Changing the Display ..........................................21 Adjusting the Sound ............................................21 Adjusting Vehicle Settings.....................................21 Getting Help.......................................................21 Adjusting the System Settings ................................22
Entertainment ........................................... 8
Sources..............................................................8 HD RadioTM Technology With iTunes® Tagging ........9 Sirius® Satellite Radio ..........................................10 USB ...................................................................11 Other Media Sources ..........................................12 Voice Commands ................................................13
Information ............................................... 23
Navigation ................................................ 15
Optional Voice-activated Navigation System ..........15 Setting a Destination............................................16 Voice Commands ................................................17
The Four Corner Display
The touch screen uses smart corners to situate functions into four categories — Phone, Entertainment, navigation (if equipped) and Climate. any of these four categories can be made active, occupying the main screen, by touching the function’s respective corner.
Menu — press this to access personalized system settings Phone — press this corner to access the phone functions
Navigation — press this corner to access Navigation maps (if equipped) or directions through SYNC® Services
Entertainment — press this corner to access all available music/media sources
Information — press this to access SYNC Services, Sirius Travel Link (if equipped)
Home — press this to return to the home screen
Climate — press this corner to access all available climate functions, including one-touch access to heated seats
When the vehicle is in motion, Ford proactively locks out capabilities not related to the task of driving, including: • Any action that requires typing on a keypad (e.g., typing a Navigation destination) • Pairing a Bluetooth®-capable phone • Manually adding phonebook contacts • Viewing received text messages on screen • Playing videos • Editing or browsing photos or album cover art
Using VoiCE CoMManDs
Virtually anything you can do by touch you can also do by voice to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The system recognizes over 10,000 commands. Here are some of the most common: Touch the Voice button on the steering wheel, and then say: Phone • Dial • all <name> on C cell/at home/at work • Call voicemail • Do not disturb <On/Off> • Listen to text message*
* Phone-dependent feature.
Tips for Using Voice Control
Navigation (if equipped) • Destination street address <number, name, city> • Destination home • Navigation voice <On/Off> • Navigation volume <increase/decrease> • Repeat instruction • Show <map/north-up/ heading-up/3D> • Traffic • Weather • Movie listings • Fuel prices • Sports <headlines/scores/ schedules>
Basic Commands • What can I say? • List of commands • Main menu • Previous • Next • Go back • Exit • Help
1. Upon pressing on the steering wheel, make sure to wait for the SYNC® “tone” before speaking a command. 2. Speak commands in a smooth, confident and normal pace, directing your voice at the SYNC microphone located in the headliner. Avoid “ahhs” or “umms” when speaking a command. 3. Say all the words of a command in the correct order (e.g., “Call John Doe,” “Find an address”). 4. Say “What can I say?” if you need an audible list of voice commands for the current mode (e.g., Phone, Radio, Navigation, USB).
5. Ensure the vehicle interior is quiet (windows closed, passengers aren’t talking).
Entertainment • Audio <On/Off> • Radio: – FM <87.7–107.9> – FM preset <#> • CD: – Play track <1–512> – Shuffle <On/Off> • USB: – Play song <name> – Play album <name> • Sirius®: – <channel name> – Preset <#>
Climate • Climate <On/Off> • Climate my temperature • Climate temperature <60–85> degrees
Pairing and Connecting
In order to use any of the phone features — like making a call or receiving a text — you must first pair and connect your Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone. Here’s how:
• Touch “Add a phone” in the upper-left corner of the touch screen to access the phone menu • When prompted, select “Add” • Select “Add Device” • Ensure that Bluetooth is set to “On” on your mobile phone. (Refer to your mobile phone’s user guide for more information.) • When prompted by your phone, enter the 6-digit pass key provided by SYNC on the screen. Depending on your phone’s capability, you may be prompted with additional options • “Name of phone Added Successfully” will appear in the display when the pairing is successful • The system will ask you if you want to download your phonebook. Select “Yes” in order to use voice to access contacts • The system will also ask if you want to store your phone number as your voice mail number, or change or cancel • The system will ask to turn on 911 AssistTM. Select “Yes” to activate the emergency call service note: Pairing a phone is not available when the vehicle is moving.
Making a Call Once your phone is paired, you can make hands-free calls using SYNC®: • Press on the steering wheel • When prompted, say “Call <name>” or say “Dial” and then the desired number Note: When voice-requesting a contact, speak the name exactly as it appears in your phonebook. For instance, “John Smith” not just “John.” To end the call or exit phone mode, press and hold wheel controls. on your steering
Receiving a Call An incoming call interacts with SYNC in much the same way it interacts with your Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone: • During an incoming call, an audible tone will sound. If available, call information will appear in the display • Accept the call by pressing “Accept” on the touch screen or by pressing on your steering wheel controls • Reject the call by pressing “Reject” on the touch screen or by pressing and holding on your steering wheel controls • Ignore the call by doing nothing. SYNC will log the call as a missed call
MyFord TouchTM has a “Do Not Disturb” button, so drivers can control how they manage communications while in the car. When on, Do Not Disturb allows you to make outgoing voice-activated calls, but will:
• Block incoming phone calls and divert them to voicemail • Block incoming text messages and save them on the phone for later viewing
Virtually anything you can do with the touch functions of the phone features, you can also do with your voice. Use the following voice commands for hands-free control of your phone’s capability.
Dial Call <Name> Call <Name> on Cell Call <Name> on Other Do Not Disturb* Hold Call On* Mute Call* Join Calls* Pair Phone Turn Ringer Off Forward Text Message Listen to Text Message
Call Call <Name> at Home Call <Name> at Work Call Voicemail Do Not Disturb Off* Hold Call Off* Un-Mute Call* Privacy On* Turn Ringer On Messages** Reply to Text Message ** If you said “Messages,” you may say any of the following commands: Listen to Text Message <#> Reply to Text Message Forward Text Message Call
* These commands are ONLY valid while on a phone call.
The lower-left smart corner provides access to all entertainment sources — some built into the vehicle (like the radio) and others brought into the vehicle for access to personal media devices. Access is simple through either voice commands or by touch.
Equipped With the Vehicle • AM/FM — select to access AM/FM1/FM2/AST frequency bands, plus (where available) access subscription-free HD RadioTM technology multicasting (HD1–HD7) along the AM and FM bandwidth spectrum • AST — select to Autostore the 6 strongest stations in your current location • Sirius — select to access available SAT1/SAT2/SAT3
Available With What You Bring In • CD — select to access the CD menu to Advance, Reverse, Scan, Shuffle or Repeat, plus access Options to adjust the sound settings, text display and compression settings • USB — select to access a music source plugged into the USB port of the media hub, such as a digital media player or thumb drive Note: If your digital music source has a name such as “Joe’s iPod,” that is what will appear on the screen • Bluetooth® Streaming — select to access audio streaming wirelessly from a paired, Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone • SD Card — select to access media (audio/pictures) available on an SD Card inserted into the media hub • A/V In — select to access audio/video from what’s plugged into the A/V jacks of the media hub, such as a digital video camera or gaming system. Must be in Park to view video
HD RadioTM Technology With iTunes® Tagging
HD Radio technology provides an enhanced audio experience with no subscription fees and no special setup to begin enjoying — plus better audio quality, improved reception performance and more choices: • FM sounds like CD quality, while AM sounds like today’s FM • Crystal-clear, static-free reception • Unique multicasting of channels (HD2–HD7), along the same radio frequency as HD1 featuring innovative content • Data displayed on-screen, such as song and artist This feature is only available with Sony®-branded audio.
To access, press the lower-left corner of the touch screen. Then, press AM/FM > HD Radio > On. When this feature is enabled and you are tuned to a station broadcasting HD Radio technology, iTunes Tagging provides you the ability to capture a song’s information, making it easier for later purchase: • With a simple push of the “TAG” button on the radio display, the song information is stored in the radio’s memory • Up to 100 tags can be stored on SYNC® until the iPod® is connected to receive the download of metadata. When the iPod is then synced to iTunes, a playlist of “tagged” songs will appear. You then can preview and, if desired, purchase and download tagged songs from the iTunes Store
Sirius Satellite Radio
Enjoy over 130 channels, including 100% commercial-free music from virtually every genre, plus live sports play-by-play, news, talk and entertainment — all with crystal-clear, coast-to-coast coverage.
• Sirius stations can be tuned using your voice. Simply press and say “Sirius” followed by the station name (“Alt Nation”) or number (“Twenty-one”) and call out • When listening to Sirius, you can simply press a new station name or number to tune in • Press ALERT to save the current song or artist as a favorite (up to 20 can be saved) and, when either is playing on another station, the system will alert you when it plays again • Press Replay to access Sirius Instant Replay, which allows controls to pause, rewind or replay up to 44 minutes of radio content
Your USB port is inside your center console, and you can control your USB-connected personal devices with voice commands or touch. This feature allows you to plug in media-playing devices, memory sticks, and also to charge devices if they support this feature. You can use USB1 or USB2. Ensure that you have the correct one chosen on-screen.
To access, select the lower-left corner of the touch screen to access the Entertainment screen. Then, select either USB1 or USB2. You can then select from the following options: • Browse: Select to browse the contents of the flash drive or digital music player connected to the USB port • Options: Provides access to sound settings to adjust Bass, Treble, Midrange, Balance and Fade settings • Similar Music: Select to choose music similar to that currently playing • Shuffle: Select to play music on the selected album or folder in random order • Repeat: Select to repeat the currently playing song/album
When equipped with the SD Card-based premium Navigation option, MyFord TouchTM features the Gracenote database of licensed artwork that gives drivers an engaging way to navigate their digital music libraries from USB. The system uses the database to recognize an audio file and then links the coinciding album cover art for display on the touch screen. Gracenote also improves the voice-recognition capability, allowing drivers to use nicknames for thousands of music artists to access recordings, such as: • Play artist “The Boss” for Bruce Springsteen • Play artist “The Fab Four” for The Beatles • Play artist “The King” for Elvis Presley
Other Media Sources
CD To access, press the lower-left corner of the touch screen and then select CD: • Select on-screen options such as Repeat, Shuffle or Scan • Press Options to access: Sound settings, Text Display and Compression settings • You can also advance and reverse the current track or current folder (if applicable)
A/V In To access, press the lower-left corner of the touch screen and then select A/V In: • Your A/V inputs allow you to connect an auxiliary audio/video source (game systems, personal camcorders, etc.) by connecting RCA cords (not included) to these input jacks. The jacks are yellow, red or white, and are located in your center console media hub
note: Must be in Park to view video.
SD Card To access, press the lower-left corner of the touch screen and then select SD Card: • The SD Card slot can be used for putting in your SD Navigation Card (if equipped) or for putting in your SD Card which contains music or pictures
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio To access, press the lower-left corner on the touch screen and then select BT Stereo to listen to streaming audio from your connected Bluetooth-enabled Smartphone.
Virtually anything you can do with the touch functions of the entertainment features, you can also do with your voice. Use the following for hands-free control of your media devices.
General Audio Voice Commands: In order to access the voice commands related to the general audio, say the command “Audio,” and then you may say any of the commands shown here:
Off Radio AM AM Autoset FM 1 FM Autoset SAT 1 SAT 3 USB SD Card On CD AM 1 FM FM 2 Sirius® SAT 2 Line In Bluetooth® Audio What’s This?
Radio Voice Commands: While listening to the radio, you may say any of the following commands:
Radio On AM AM Autoset AM Preset <#> FM <87.7–107.9> FM 2 FM Autoset Preset <#> FM <radio frequency> HD <1–7> (if equipped) FM 2 Preset <#> Set PTY Radio Off AM <530–1710> AM Autoset Preset <#> FM FM 1 FM Autoset FM Preset <#> FM 1 Preset <#>
* If you said “Tune,” you may say any of the following commands:
<530–1710> AM <530–1710> AM FM FM 2 FM Autoset AM Preset <#> AM Autoset Preset <#> FM 1 Preset <#> FM Autoset Preset <#> <87.7–107.9> FM <87.7–107.9> AM 1 FM 1 AM Autoset Preset <#> AM 1 Preset <#> FM Preset <#> FM 2 Preset <#> HD <1–7> (if equipped)
CD Voice Commands: While listening to a CD, you may say any of the following commands:
Play Repeat Shuffle CD Shuffle Off Repeat Folder Play Next Track Help Pause Shuffle Shuffle Folder Repeat Track Repeat Off Play Previous Track Play Track <1–512>
Note: If you are not listening to a CD, when prompted, say the command “CD,” and then you may say any of the above commands.
Preset <#> Tune*
Note: If you are not listening to the radio, when prompted, say the command “Radio,” and then you may say any of the above commands.
Voice Commands (continued)
sirius® satellite Radio Voice Commands: While listening to Sirius (if activated), you may say any of the following commands: Sirius Off
<Channel Name> SAT 1 SAT 3 SAT 1 Preset <#> SAT 3 Preset <#> Sports Game**
Note: If you are not listening to Sirius, when prompted, say the command “Sirius,” and then you may say any of the above commands.
Usb audio Voice Commands: While listening to USB, you may say any of the following commands:
Play Genre <Name> Play Artist <Name> Play Album <Name> Play Folder <Name> Play Podcast Episode <Name> Play Author <Name> Play Video Playlist <Name> Play TV Show <Name> Play Movie <Name> Play Video Podcast Episode <Name> Browse All Genres Browse Current Playlist Browse All Songs Browse All Artists Browse All Albums Browse All Authors Browse All Composers Browse All Audiobooks Browse All Podcasts Play Playlist <Name> Play Song <Name> Play Composer <Name> Play Podcast <Name> Play Audiobook <Name> Play Video <Name> Play Video Podcast <Name> Play TV Show Episode <Name> Play Music Video <Name> Browse Genre <Name> Browse Playlist <Name> Browse All Playlists Browse Artist <Name> Browse Album <Name> Browse Author <Name> Browse Composer <Name> Browse Audiobook <Name> Browse Podcast <Name> Browse Video <Name> Browse All Videos Browse All Video Playlists Browse All Movies Browse All TV Shows Browse All Video Podcasts Browse All Folders Pause Previous Repeat All Shuffle Album Shuffle Off What’s This? Browse Video Playlist <Name> Browse All Music Videos Browse TV Show <Name> Browse Video Podcast <Name> Browse Folder <Name> Play Next Repeat One Repeat Off Shuffle Play Similar Music
<0–233> SAT SAT 2 Preset <#> SAT 2 Preset <#> Tune*
* If you said “Tune,” you may say any of the following commands:
<0–233> SAT SAT 2 Preset <#> SAT 2 Preset <#> <Channel Name> SAT 1 SAT 3 SAT 1 Preset <#> SAT 3 Preset <#>
** If you said “Sports Game,” you may say any of the following commands:
Tune to the <Team Tune to the <Team City> Game City><Team Name> Game Tune to the <Team Tune to the Name> Game <College Name> Game
Optional Voice-activated Navigation System
With the optional voice-activated Navigation System, you always have a navigational aid onboard.
This optional system provides a full 3D navigation experience, with the ability to change your view from 3D to always showing north-up to always showing the direction headed. • Sirius Travel Link and Sirius Traffic, which offer: – Continuously updated traffic incident reporting and traffic flow information – Fuel prices and locations – Tabular or map-based current weather conditions and forecasting – Ski resort information, including wind and snow conditions – Sports scores and schedules – Movie listings and show times
Setting a Destination
Use either the touch screen or voice commands and follow this sequence:
To Set a Destination: • Press Dest on the top-right corner of the screen • Choose to set a destination using any of the following: – My Home – Street Address – Favorites – Intersection – Previous Destinations – City Center – Point of Interest (POI) – Map – Emergency – Follow the prompts and enter any necessary information
Note: The system uses a Smart Speller which helps facilitate entering information through the keyboard.
• Select Set as Dest
Note: Any Avoid Areas which have been selected are also considered in route calculation.
WCITIES: Provides ratings and reviews of POI destinations to keep you better informed.
• Now choose from up to 3 different routes based on route length and estimated times of arrival: – Fastest: uses the fastest moving roads possible – Shortest: uses the shortest distance possible – Eco (EcoRoute): uses the most fuel-efficient route • Select Start Route MyFord TouchTM locks out the ability to manually type in an address when the vehicle is traveling more than 3 mph, but destination entries can be input using your voice with the simple command “Find an address” or “Find a <point of interest>” such as “Find a shoe store.”
Virtually anything you can do with the touch functions of the navigation features, you can also do with your voice. Use the following commands for hands-free control of navigation.
Navigation Voice Commands: Show North-Up Show 3D Zoom In Repeat Instruction* Cancel Route* Show Destination* Show Route* Navigation Voice On* Navigation Voice Volume Increase* Destination Home Destination Favorites Destination Nearest POI Destination POI Category Destination Nearest <POI Category> Destination Intersection Destination***
* These commands are only valid if a route is active.
Show Heading-Up Show Map Zoom Out Detour* Cancel Next Waypoint* Show Next Waypoint* Show Turn List* Navigation Voice Off* Navigation Voice Volume Decrease* Destination <Nametag> Destination Previous Destinations Destination <POI Category> Destination POI Destination Street Address Navigation**
** If you said “Navigation,” you may say any of the previous commands or the following commands: Zoom Street Zoom City Zoom State Zoom Province Zoom Out Minimum Zoom Country Zoom In <Distance> Zoom Out <Distance> Zoom Out Maximum Destination***
*** If you said “Destination,” you may say any of the above commands or the following commands: Home Favorites Nearest POI POI Category Nearest <POI Category> Intersection
<Nametag> Previous Destinations <POI Category> POI Street Address
Voice Commands (continued)
Sirius Travel Link Voice Commands: Traffic Weather Movie Listings Sports Scores* Sports Headlines* Weather Map 5-Day Weather Forecast Fuel Prices Sports Schedules* Travel Link** ** If you said “Travel Link,” you may say any of the following commands: Traffic Weather Movie Listings NFL Scores * If you said “Sports Scores,” “Sports Schedules” or “Sports Headlines,” you may say any of the following commands: NFL NHL WNBA College Football Motor Sports My Teams NBA Baseball MLS College Basketball Golf NFL Headlines NBA Schedule NHL Scores NHL Headlines Baseball Schedule WNBA Scores WNBA Headlines MLS Schedule College Football Scores College Football Headlines College Basketball Schedule Motor Sports Order
Weather Map 5-Day Weather Forecast Fuel Prices NFL Schedule NBA Scores NBA Headlines NHL Schedule Baseball Scores Baseball Headlines WNBA Schedule MLS Scores MLS Headlines College Football Schedule College Basketball Scores College Basketball Headlines Motor Sports Schedule Golf Leaderboard Golf Headlines My Team’s Schedule
Motor Sports Golf Schedule My Team’s Scores My Team’s Headlines
Basic Controls Uniqueness
The touch screen provides access to all climate control functions and voice commands are also available to provide hands-free control. Using the touch screen:
• The My Temp feature can be used to store and recall a preset driver’s temperature. This feature is provided so this temperature can be quickly adjusted to a frequently used setting with a single button press • Touch (+) or (–) to increase or decrease the desired temperature. Touch and hold “My Temp” on the touch screen to save the desired temperature. To access this setting again, simply touch the “My Temp” indicator on the touch screen
• Control for driver: – Temperature from 60 to 85 degrees – Turn On/Off heated seat (if equipped) • Control for passenger: – Temperature from 60 to 85 degrees – Turn On/Off heated seat (if equipped) • Activate/de-activate dual-zone control • Adjust the fan speed • Select the fan blower areas desired: – Defrost and floor – Floor – Console – Console and floor • Select other climate options, including: – Front defrost – Rear defrost – Auto – A/C – Max A/C – Recirculated air – Rear controls (if equipped) • Turn the power On/Off
Virtually anything you can do with the touch functions of the climate control features, you can also do with your voice. Use the following for hands-free control of a comfortable cabin environment.
Climate Control Voice Commands: Climate Off Climate Automatic Climate Temperature <60–85> Degrees Climate Control* Climate On Climate My Temperature Climate Temperature <15.5–29.5> Degrees * f you said “Climate Control,” you may say any of I the following commands: Automatic Off A/C On Max A/C On Defrost On Rear Defrost On Recirc On Panel On Floor On Temperature High On Fan Increase My Temperature On Temperature Decrease
** f you said “Temperature,” you may say any of the I following commands: Low <15.5–29.5> Degrees High <60–85> Degrees
Dual Off On A/C Off Max A/C Off Defrost Off Rear Defrost Off Recirc Off Panel Floor On Windshield Floor On Temperature Low On Fan Decrease Temperature Increase Temperature <60–85> Degrees Temperature**
Temperature <15.5–29.5> Degrees
The MENU button is always visible and active at the top center of the touch screen. It provides quick access to: • Clock • Display • Sound • Vehicle Settings • Help
Setting the Clock • Press MENU > Clock • Press (+) and (–) to increase/ decrease the time From this screen, you can also select to view in a 12- or 24hour mode, activate GPS time synchronization, set daylight savings time and have the system automatically update new time zones.
Changing the Display • Press MENU > Display • Choose to adjust any of the following: – Brightness – Auto Dim On/Off – Mode (Auto, Day, Night) – Edit Wallpaper To access this screen using voice commands, press on your steering wheel controls and, when prompted, say “Display Settings.”
Adjusting the Sound • Press MENU > Sound • Choose to adjust any of the following: – Bass – Midrange – Treble – Balance and Fade – DSP > Stereo > Surround – Speed-compensated Volume
Adjusting Vehicle Settings • Press MENU > Vehicle • Choose to adjust any of the following: – Ambient Lighting – Vehicle Health Report – Edit Door Keypad Code – Rear View Camera – Enable Valet Mode
Getting Help To access the Help menu through the touch-screen system: • Press MENU > Help To access Help using voice commands: • Press • After the tone, say “Help” or “What can I say?” The system will provide voice commands that can be used in the current mode
Adjusting the System Settings
From the Settings section, you have the ability to configure many features, like setting your language, changing the interaction mode or confirming voice control prompts, and setting navigation map, route and traffic preferences (if equipped), among many other things. Here’s a brief overview of the types of settings you can configure. • Press MENU > Settings • Then press …
… System • Once in System, you have control over settings, like: – Language – System Prompt Volume – Keyboard Layout – And more!
… Voice Control • Once in Voice Control, you have control over settings, like: – Interaction Mode – Confirmation Prompts – Voice Control Volume – And more!
… Media Player • Once in Media Player, you have control over settings, like: – Autoplay – Index Bluetooth® Audio Device – Gracenote Database Info, Media Management and Cover Art – And more!
… Navigation (if equipped with SD Card map database) • Once in Navigation, you have control over settings, like: – Map Preferences – Route Preferences – Traffic Preferences – And more!
… Phone • Once in Phone, you have control over settings, like: – Paring and Connecting Bluetooth-enabled Mobile Phones – Turning Bluetooth On/Off – Phone Ringer Settings – And more!
The Information button is always visible and active at the bottom center of the touch screen. Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, it provides quick access to: • SYNC® Services • Sirius Travel Link (if equipped) • Notifications • Calendar • SYNC Apps: – Vehicle Health Report – 911 AssistTM – Install Applications/Updates
Please note that the items under SYNC Apps are also accessible in duplicate locations throughout the system, as follows: To find Vehicle Health Report in another location: • Press MENU > Vehicle > Vehicle Health Report To find 911 Assist in another location: • Press MENU > Settings > Phone > 911 Assist, or • Press MENU > Help > 911 Assist To find Install Applications/Updates in another location: • Press MENU > Help > Software License > Install Applications/Updates
Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford strongly recommends that drivers use extreme caution when using any device that may take their focus off the road. The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the vehicle. Use mobile phones and other devices not essential to the driving task only when it is safe to do so. © April 2011 Ford Motor Company. Specifications and descriptions contained within are based upon the most current information available at the time of release. 911 AssistTM, Ford, MyFord TouchTM, MyKey® and SYNC® are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Ford Motor Company. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.